Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Penrose (Woodhill)

This was the senior branch of the Penroses of Cork, descended from a Cornish Quaker family of that name. In 1732 John Penrose married Anne, daughter of Edward Cooper of Cooper's Hill, county Laois. Their son, Cooper Penrose of Woodhill, Cork, married Elizabeth Dennis of Cork and had a son, John. In 1794 John married Louisa, daughter of Robert Uniacke-Fitzgerald of Corkbeg and Lisquinlan, county Cork. The Cooper Penrose collection of art, containing portraits of this family, is now located at the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork. http://www.crawfordartgallery.ie/images/Exhibitions/CooperPenroseCollectionbook.pdf.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Templevally Templevally Mogeely Fermoy Curraglass 135 Kinnatalloon Cork OSI Ref: W977 902
OS Sheet: 46
Discovery map: 81
Hadwell Lodge Aghada Aghada Middleton Corkbeg 257 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W843649
OS Sheet: 88
Discovery map: 81
Woodhill Ballinamought East St Anne Shandon Cork Rathcooney 110 Cork Cork OSI Ref: W701 724
OS Sheet: 74
Discovery map: 87
Seamount House (Carrigaline) Curraghbinny Carrigaline Cork Carrigaline 75 Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref: W770626
OS Sheet: 99
Discovery map: 87
Curraghbinny Curraghbinny Carrigaline Cork Carrigaline 75 Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref: W785625
OS Sheet: 99
Discovery map: 87

Archival sources

  • Cooper Penrose Papers re Cork city property, including title deeds, rental 1777-1815, notebooks, leases, 18th-20th century. U296 [In possession of Hugo Read, agent for the Penrose property in 1980]; Cork City and County Archives
  • Preston Estate, include deeds re Penrose family. U195; Cork City and County Archives

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources